The oldest Masonic lodge in the South Pacific, Lodge Polynesia 562 SC, is also to be found in Levuka. Levuka was also the site of Fiji's first public electricity system, which began in 1927, three days before the capital Suva was electrified.
Other well-known landmarks include Sacred Heart Church, a legacy of the Marist Fathers, who arrived in 1858, the Ovalau Club, one of the oldest social organisations in the Pacific, and Levuka Town Hall, which houses the Levuka Town Council.
It was built in 1898 in honour of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee.
A cannery, a joint PAFCO-government venture, was opened in 1976, and is the largest private employer on the island of Ovalau.
Owing largely to Levuka's isolation, tourism plays only a minor role in the Levuka/Ovalau economy.
actress with Australian-born Fijian international rugby union player Ben Volavola, sparking speculation that they are dating.
When i was a little kid while having breakfast one early morning at my great grandma’s house, that’s when i first heard my grandfather spoke of our dark and violent taboo history; cannibalism.
Rumors of arson abound in relation to the fires but no prosecutions have been made.
In April 2010, Levuka's Chief Fire Authority Officer was quoted in the national paper as saying that Levuka is: ‘...a fire hazard waiting to happen...’, he points out in the article that there are no fire hydrants in the town and that virtually no buildings have fire extinguishers or fire alarm systems.
At the northern end of Levuka is the traditional Fijian village of Levuka.
The village chief, who bears the title of Tui Levuka, is a direct descendant of the chief who welcomed the first European settlers.
Fiji's first newspaper, the Fiji Times, which is still in operation today, was founded in Levuka in 1869.